Activity Lesson Plan

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  • Grades 1 to 6


  • 50 minutes


  • Computers

Intermediate Objective

  • To understand that consumer products can be products of the exploitation of child labour

Specific Objectives

  • Locate certain countries mentioned in the case studies (internet)
  • Associate some products produced through child labour exploitation with the countries where they were made (internet and in class)


  • Countries mentioned in the case studies: Pakistan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, Colombia, India, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, and Sri Lanka
  • Products mentioned in the case studies: Soccer balls, Disney clothing, vegetables, Nike shoes, coal, diamonds, sugar, rugs, fireworks, chocolate, and shrimp

Cross Curricular Competencies

  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Using information
  • Using information and communication technologies

Proposed Educational Scenario

  1. Question students about the way to know where products are manufactured
  2. Ask the students to determine where at least one of their pieces of clothing was manufactured
  3. Present Salima, a young girl from Pakistan who works in a soccer ball workshop, and who will help them learn about various products from a multitude of countries, through the activity "Products, Countries, and Children"
  4. Give the students the internet address in order to directly access the educational activity:

During the on-line activity the students will be asked to:

  • Locate the countries where the products are made
  • To note the conditions under which the products were fabricated
  1. Take the students' comments about the on-line activity
  2. Ask the students to name the products mentioned in the activity that are made by children
  3. Conclude by asking students what they can do the reduce the exploitation of child labour

Reference Texts

  • Where are children exploited?
  • Actions to take, according to UNICEF